Vegan Creamy Roasted Poblano Soup

Vegan Creamy Roasted Poblano Soup

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!     In all my years of cooking, I have never been in love with poblanos more than I am today! Back in undergrad we had to replicate a salsa in our Food Science lab. We tested this store bought salsa based on the ingredients provided on the label and I believe we tested perhaps 7 different times. Needless to say, the recipe called...

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Creamy Vegan Cajun Pasta

Creamy Vegan Cajun Pasta

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!             I’ve been going thru my bucket list of recipes that I’ve always wanted to try. Believe it or not, I had never done a classic cajun pasta! Typically this dish is packed with heavy cream and paired with chicken or sausage. However, I knew I could replicate this dish sans animal...

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Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup

Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup

                                Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               If there is one staple soup I’ve always loved, it’s Black Bean! My mom would make it and we would order it at a restaurant, so I have a deep love for this soup. For some people its a classic go to, for others I’ve found its typically...

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Easy 10 Minute Strawberry Chia Jam

Easy 10 Minute Strawberry Chia Jam

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!         On Sunday I’m going thru my fridge trying to salvage produce before it’s too late. Even with three mouths to feed and cooking full time, there is always something that is on it’s way out. Believe it or not, I hate wasting food, so I’m always looking for ways to still enjoy my favorite fruits!...

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Vegan Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Vegan Curried Butternut Squash Soup

                                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!               When the seasons shift, I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to enjoy all my favorites. When it comes to fall, I’m all about the soups! They are quick, easy, affordable, you can pack on the veggies, and they can be so filling! At restaurants...

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Vegan Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup

Vegan Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup

                                Hello & Happy Thursday!!                 I’d like to start by saying I was once not a soup person I found them not filling and they are typically packed with sodium and animal products unless made from scratch. That being said, for years I didn’t get into soups.    However,...

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Vegan Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

                            Hello & Happy Thursday!!           With the temperatures dropping, I’m all about the soup! Believe it or not, I once rarely craved soup. After years of never ordering it while dining out, I just lost my infatuation with soup altogether. They typically are made with chicken or beef brother, packed with heavy cream,...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!     While the majority of us gravitate towards rich pumpkin desserts during the fall, I also love all the savory dishes! Soups, mashed potatoes, and definitely, pasta! Believe it or not you can make a fab fall inspired pasta sauce in minutes! All you need is some veggies, herbs, and a handful of cashews.    One of my favorite fall veggies, is butternut squash. The flavor profile...

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Vegan Shaved Brussels Salad with Citrus and Olives

Vegan Shaved Brussels Salad with Citrus and Olives

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there is one item I could throw in countless dishes, it’s olives! You can throw them in everything from salads to dips, top sandwiches with them and more. One of my personal favorite approaches with olives is to combine the element of salty with sweet. I feel this approach always garners my attention in dishes and...

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Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup

Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup

                              Hello & Happy Thursday!!               Due to the temperatures dropping lately I’ve been all about creating effortless soups. There are so many staples to cover and this one has been on my bucket list for a long time! Chicken noodle soup was timeless and everyone views it as a staple comfort food....

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Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. #CookWithCalphalon                            Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           If there is one thing that makes a huge difference in your cooking routine, it’s a good set of cookware! For years I worked with basic pots and pans and while they did the job, a good pan can improve every kind of dish from pasta to veggies and...

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Easy Mango Salsa

Easy Mango Salsa

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!           This week feels as though it has just flown by! We moved and as you would imagine everything is everywhere and we found ourselves eating frozen dinner that we’ve had for months and drinking out of kids cups lol. (true story)   Needless to say, we’ve been cleaning out our fridge this past...

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Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           Lately I’ve been exploring potato concepts as there is just so much you can do with them in regards to playing around with the flavors. I love a basic potato, but why go basic when you can easily elevate the flavor to be game changing?   Potatoes get a bad reputation for being white carbs...

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Vegan Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

Vegan Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday              Lately I’ve been all about exploring potato concepts. For the longest time I honestly overlooked them, but you can play around with flavor profiles and make endless combinations.  One of my favorite herbs is dill. While you’ll find it more in seafood concepts, you can add it to countless dishes and it...

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Vegan Avocado Salad

Vegan Avocado Salad

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!           I’ve been craving various corn style summer salads. For years I didn’t really like to work with corn in recipes. It packs minimal nutrients, it’s the largest GMO crop and so on and so forth. However, I simply buy organic, because there is something about corn that just can’t be...

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Vegan Miso Mushroom Pasta

Vegan Miso Mushroom Pasta

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               Yesterday I whipped up upwards of four different recipes. From pasta to potatoes, rice krispie treats and more.. I’m excited for all the new eats coming this week! One of my favorite recipes I’ve had been meaning to try is this  Miso Mushroom Pasta. I don’t...

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Vegan Oven Baked Beet Falafel

Vegan Oven Baked Beet Falafel

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             I’ve been going thru my foodie bucket list with social distancing. One on my list, was a fun falafel recipe. I’ve made quinoa falafels years ago, but I’m hoping to revamp that one and offer a full section of falafel recipes as you can really mix up the flavors. I...

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Vegan Cajun Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Cajun Cauliflower Rice

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!             If there is one veggie I’ve grown to know an love over the years, it’s cauliflower! You can simply roast it, make pizza crust, soups, throw it in smoothies, and of course, make a fab rice with it!  For many (including my husband), you have to pack on the flavor when it comes to cauliflower rice...

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Vegan Houston’s Copycat Beet Burgers

Vegan Houston’s Copycat Beet Burgers

                       Hello & Happy Monday!!             I literally made this recipe 5 years ago as I was just branching out into the culinary world with EDS. Believe it or not, this recipe still holds up today and remains to be one of my favorites out of 100’s of recipes! It was inspired by my favorite veggie burger at the Houstons restaurant chain...

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Vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers

Vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers

                                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!!     We’re going thru effortless lunch concepts, and one of my favorites, is this vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers! I’ve tried a handful of portobello concepts and sadly any of them fell flat. That being said, years ago I was curious to explore one that really delivered in terms of...

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Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatzki Sauce

Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatzki Sauce

                              Hello & Happy Monday!!             I can’t even begin to describe how much I love Greek Food, or well, the concept of dill, olives, feta and cucumber! While my number one favorite thing to do with dill is make a mean vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad…   My second favorite thing to do with dill is,...

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Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       In hopes to bring you more effortless lunch concepts I’ve been obsessing over chickpea sales lately. We’ve all gone thru a hummus phase, but there is so much more you can do with chickpeas, one of them is salads! Yesterday we featured a Caesar Chickpea Salad and today I wanted to explore a Green...

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Vegan Chickpea Caesar Salad

Vegan Chickpea Caesar Salad

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!         When the warm weather arrives I’m instantly craving all things salads. However, when in a bind for time or lacking energy I prefer something easier, like a chickpea salad! Chickpeas and white beans are some of my favorite canned items for countless reasons. They are both accessible, affordable, shelf stable, neutral...

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Vegan Asian Salad

Vegan Asian Salad

                              Hello & Happy Thursday!!             While I love veggie packed meals, a lot of the time salads can fall flat if not done right. My ideal salad has to be colorful, contain a variety of textures, and combine both savory and sweet with a hint of heat for me to feel satisfied. (true story)     Cue the...

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Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

                                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               Long before my cooking days I would shy away from anything “pasta”. When dining out I never ordered it, I never craved it, and my viewpoint was that it was just adding refined carbs to my diet. It wasn’t until my culinary course at NYU...

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Vegan Roasted Garlic Soup

Vegan Roasted Garlic Soup

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           In recent years I’ve become obsessed with all things soup! I love the simplicity in the process, the fact that you can make them as veggie packed as you like and they are perfect for any season. Obviously a soup is more fitting for the colder months, but as long as the air conditioning is pumping,...

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Vegan Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Vegan Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!           with warmer weather, comes light and brighter eats! I don’t know about you, but the weather dictates what I’m craving. When the temps rise I gravitate towards smoothies and salads. The only struggle with salads is that most people find them not filling or get bored or C, all of the above. That...

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Vegan 10 Minute Creamy Red Sauce

Vegan 10 Minute Creamy Red Sauce

  Disclosure: This post has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FunWithGardeinFrozen                           Hello & Happy Thursday!!           Since exploring plant based living the last 17 years, I’ve tried countless vegan products. One company that has always stood out to me with the...

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Vegan Ultra Green Goddess Dip

Vegan Ultra Green Goddess Dip

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!       The temperatures are rising, so I’m instantly craving lighter and brighter foods. Believe it or not, I wasn’t familiar with what a Crudite was until about 2017. A vegetable platter, sure, but I had never heard that term thrown around and I just loved it. If you’ve never heard of them until now, don’t...

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

If there is one veggie that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, it’s sweet potatoes! I always have them on hand to simply roast or throw into a brownie recipe and now, soup!  I had yet to explore a sweet potato soup and was intrigued by the concept. For years I steered clear of soups as I had the false impression that they were involved and daunting to make. However, soups are one of the easiest concepts to whip up as it’s...

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Vegan Teriyaki Eggplant

Vegan Teriyaki Eggplant

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             Lately I’ve been going through my recipe bucket list and knew I had to do this concept. Typically you’ll only find this veggie in eggplant parm and outside of that it’s not a popular pick. However, I’m exploring more ways to give this veggie some love. I’ve done an...

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Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos

Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos

                            Game day is just around the corner, so I knew I had to whip up some fun concepts! Believe it or not, I didn’t have anything but  various dips and no nachos! Perhaps that’s because nachos can be chips and just a variety of salsa and toppings making a recipe not warranted. However, I wanted to do a nacho concept that had a lil bit more...

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Vegan French Onion Soup

Vegan French Onion Soup

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!         Out of the 100’s of recipes available on EDS today, this lil beauty from 2015 still remains to be one I always crave, French Onion Soup! In life there are some things we organically have an affinity for. For me, even long before my plant based days I love, onions!     Whether it was the flavor, the...

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Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup

Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               While the pumpkin season is somewhat behind us, I won’t lie, I still crave pumpkin concepts on the regular. Some of my most favorite pumpkin recipes are actually not the sweet, but the savory.    Enter the classic Curried Pumpkin Soup!   For some reason, curry...

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Vegan Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Mexican Cauliflower Rice

                            I’ve been recreating all my favorite EDS recipes and tweaking them to perfection! One of my all time favorites, is this Mexican Cauliflower Rice!! In recent years cauliflower has truly taken over. You can use it for anything from soups to mashed potatoes, pizza crusts, and more. One of my favorite approaches to cauliflower, is rice!!   I...

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Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!               I don’t know about you, but when I find a recipe that works, I’m off to the races to explore endless flavor combinations. Needless to say, when I found a staple pretzel recipe that worked, I made 5 different recipes all in one day lol. (many pretzels to come!).   Over the last 5+...

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Vegan Greek Salad Wrap with Homemade Tofu Feta

Vegan Greek Salad Wrap with Homemade Tofu Feta

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!               If there is one concept I loved while being always on the go in the NYC, it was a salad wrap! While Carbs get a bad “wrap”, you can easily choose everything from whole wheat to gluten free and the list goes on. In addition they are perfect mess free option for...

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